What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

February Art Show

The library is presenting an exhibit of three Newtown artists during the month of February, 2018.  Gestural landscape oil paintings by Roberta Shea, acrylic paintings by colorist S. Adam, and figurative collages/mixed media by C. Gaulin-McKenzie will be featured.  Works will be on display in the Meeting Room throughout the month during regular library hours. The public is cordially invited to attend the opening reception and meet the artists on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from ...

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Take Home Games from the Library

Are you looking for something to do on a snowy afternoon? Want to test a talked about game before purchasing? Come browse the library's game collection, we've got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Monday, February 5, 3 pm Thursday, February 8, 3 pm Monday, February 12, 11 am Thursday, February 22, 6 pm                

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Soccer Skills for Little Feet for ages 3-5

Coach Tony Viscuso will introduce children to basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play, Wednesday afternoons 4:00-4:30pm, January 10th through May 30th in the library meeting room.  Open to children ages 3-5 with an adult partner.  Register your child for each date they plan to attend.  Parents do not need to register, but must remain with their child during the program.

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Legislative Session Update

Thursday, February 22nd, 7:45-9:00am Please join State Senator Tony Hwang and State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky and Will Duff for a discussion of the 2018 Legislative Session.  This event will be held in the library's Meeting Room and is open to the public; no registration required.  This program is offered in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown.  

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Author Talk with Matt Tullis:Running With Ghosts

Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Surviving childhood cancer can be a challenge as formidable as fighting for your life—and more enduring. Matt was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 15. In short order, the sports-mad teen found himself on the cancer ward of Akron Children’s Hospital. One of the lucky ones, he walked out and kept going. Years later, as a journalist and college professor, Tullis began to wonder about ...

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Meet & Greet Our New Director

Sunday, February 25th, 2:00-4:00pm Stop by the second floor of the C.H. Booth Library to meet new Library Director Douglas C. Lord as we welcome him to the library and the Newtown community. Light refreshments will be served. Snow date:  March 4th

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Tax Panel: Q & A for Small Businesses

Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30pm Bring your questions!  OUR PANEL:  Alan Clavette, Clavette & Company;  Jack Huray, Jack Huray, CPA; Charles Nanavaty, Nanavaty, Nanavaty & Davenport; Larry Rice, Guardian Bookkeeping Service.  Dan Honan, Owner & Manager of Honan Funeral Home, will be providing light refreshments. Reservations are recommended.  Contact the Reference desk (203) 426-8552 or email boothref@chboothlibrary.org for more information. Offered in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown.

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What's in Your Closet?

How to Declutter and Get Organized Today Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Sue Duval of The Organized Hive will kindly share her knowledge and expertise with us. Please register.

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Thursday Writing Class for Adults

Five sessions beginning on March 1st, at 6:30 in the new Genealogy Room on the third floor. In this generative writing group we'll read and respond creatively to short pieces from established authors and use exercises and prompts to inspire new stories and sharpen our craft. All sessions will allow time for writing, sharing, and discussion of work in progress. Aimee Pokwatka is the instructor. Sign up for the first class and you will be registered for ...

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Babysitting 101 - Tweens and Teens!

Saturday, March 3 from 10 am -2 pm This is a great opportunity, providing youth who are planning to babysit with the skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. For tweens and teens ages 10 and older. Amanda Tucker has taught Kindergarten and is currently a 2nd grade teacher.  She holds three teaching certifications including Early Childhood, General Education and Special Education and a Master's Degree in Literacy.

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Irish Dance Demonstration

Celebrate Irish culture with Craig and Christina Ashurst in the library meeting room, Saturday, March 10th at 11:30am.  The Ashursts  teach Irish dance from their studio in Newtown.  Following  their performance the audience will have an opportunity to learn a few dance steps. For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Healthy Desk Habits

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00-8:00pm Sitting at your desk and stuck in your office all day, every day?!  This is wreaking havoc on your body and impacting your health and productivity.  This presentation will focus on simple, quick ways to squeeze in important exercise and stretching at your desk.  Emphasis will be placed on strengthening your lower back and gluteal muscles, and your hip flexors, which can be a cause of lower back pain.  In addition, we will cover how to ...

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Spring Needle Felting with Katie

Thursday, March 29th from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Make a small creature or ornament using a burred needle and colored wool. There is a $6.00 materials fee. Space is limited.

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Create Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Invites and More with our Cricut

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation gift tags, barbecue invites, thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Classes limited to two participants. Please email us at chbya@biblio.org if you would like to schedule a one-on-one training session on the cricut.          

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The 14th Annual Battle of the Books

Saturday, April 7th we will host our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Young Adult Council has selected this year's titles.  They are: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertsen Malone, and The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall. This fun event is for students in grades 5-8 who compete in teams of 3-4. Signups available ...

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See all of our featured programs



Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.



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